Privacy Policy

Who I am

My name is Chris Granger and my website address is:

What personal data I collect and why I collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website. I do not currently allow images to be uploaded to this website.

Contact forms

I do not have any contact form. My email address is provided on my first blog post, and I assume that if you email me, that you give me permission to store your email address for the purpose of replying to you. Your email address will only be used to correspond with you, and I will not share it with anyone else.


Comments are not currently allowed on my site, but if they become enabled in the future the following would apply:

If you leave a comment on my site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

User accounts are not allowed for anyone other than myself on this site, but if they were to be allowed in the future, this would be the policy: if you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Visitors to this site are not permitted to publish or edit articles on this site, but if they were to be permitted in future: if you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

I do not share your data with anyone.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), I also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). I, as the sole website administrator, can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

I do not currently have anyone’s contact infromation.

Additional information


How we protect your data

If I did have any personal data it would be stored securely in the database for this website on a secure server to which only I have access.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the unlikely event of a data breach, I have close support from my hosting provider to enable any breach to be secured and anyone whose data may have been compromised would be informed as soon as possible.

What third parties we receive data from

I do not receive data from any third parties.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data